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  1. Pollock

    Race & Ethnicity on TV

    Well... duh? They needed a study to know that for sure? Is it to motivate announcers to advertise more on those shows maybe? [EDIT] part out of topic For the Bachelorette, @lightbeam posted a really interesting article in its forum: http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/02/14/515168800/the-purely-accidental-lessons-of-the-first-black-bachelorette
  2. Pollock

    S21.E07: Week 7: Bimini

    I don't know about how he's sounding but I appreciate he's saying "women" and not "girls". It drove me crazy for years. For reference I hate when Chris or the Bachelorette says "the boys" too. And what the beeeeeeeeeeeeeep [selfcensored] ABC for spoiling a big part of the season with their announcement!
  3. Pollock

    Season 4 Discussion

    Both of them seem really lovely. They were in an old episode of Top Chef, when he was "just" Andy from Parks & Rec with all his baby fat and Anna was the most famous of them and they were really funny and in love. It was super cute.
  4. Pollock

    S06.E08: Blitzkrieg

    Regarding that spectific part, I've decided it's because he speaks German and it's a language use to tame animals in circuses and, I'm my country anyway, used to train difficult dogs. And well, technically, Parrish is a dog of some sorts so voilà, I've decided randomly that it was the reason and I stand by it! To explain the fact that the team is remembering people: wasn't there a moment during the attack in the lacrosse field, when Invisible Boy (I never remember the name of the newbies) touched all of them and after that, they could see the riders too? Isn't that linked with the moment in the library when he makes a library card (?) "reappear" for his boyfriend to see? I might be mistaken because when it's not the parents, I'm not following very closely I must confess. But if that really happened, I think their abilities to see/remembers is linked to previous actions from Invisble Boy. If that's not it because those scenes didn't happen like I remember and understood them... well, sorry to have wasted your time with a completly wrong explanation! And speaking of the parents, that 39 years old woman shamelessly bawled her eyes out during the Sheriff scenes remembering his son and letting his wife go. That got to me hard! This was really beautifully done, very touching without being over the top drama 101.
  5. It's not just you! Just the fact that he puts himself in this situation, being confronted (again) by his victims, speaks volume about him, in a really good way. He's not Marty Rathbun with his hero complex who couldn't handle psychologically being put in the same situation (and must be fuming Mike's front and center role in Leah's series) and finally cracked again and (probably) returned to Miscavige's fold. It's never about him, it's always about the person to whom they're talking at that point, because it's not his story, it's theirs. I personally really appreciate he's not front and center, even in his emotions. It must be hard to ask yourself: was that ME who was doing those horrible things to those people or was it the brainwashing? Which part of me is what I'm doing? Did I enjoy torturing those people? He doesn't strike me as someone who just brushed those answers under "I was just following orders".
  6. I have to intubate! (everything medical, from a broken finger to a brain injury. I make sure I have a pen now, to do just that in case someone drops in front of me) - On three! - Wait... on three or one two three go? (the hot head goes on one anyway)
  7. Well, he didn't because he didn't find any and we all know Trump is the biggest donor ever and a great guy, fantastic guy. Bad journalism. Fake News. Sad!
  8. Pollock

    Season 3 Discussion

    The episode wouldn't have worked that well (for me) if the caricatural traits of their characters were front and center in my opinion. It's too easy to paint Trump's voters with the brush of their most crazy factions. I liked the fact that the Boss voted for Hillary for the reasons exposed: Trump's not a republican, he's not what you want your president to be when he represents you outside your country... and he wants to deport the people working for less! Two good reasons and a shitty one. Seems legit for him! I loved that episode, preachy and all. Even if you're not ready to talk to the reasonnable people who still voted for Trump, staying open to the possibility of a conversation one day is good. But what I loved most is the hope they placed in the Youth. Junior and Zoey will vote in four years, as will the rest of a generation who got robbed again of a possibly brighter future coming sooner. Zoey's optimism laked realism (probabilities are things will be really hard for minorities before the possibility of turning it around comes again) but it was a welcome raft to cling on while swimming in that ocean of shit. Every single thing during GrandPa and Junior's scenes was made of pure diamond. That was brilliant. And "I'm not feeling that scarf on you" still makes me laugh thinking about it. On another note, I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I'm not participating often (I think I posted once) because I see the episodes later so I really don't have something to add to the conversations but I'm always grateful for the posters here who share their experiences of being Black in America in this century. One thing that I never suspected and stayed with me was the fear Obama could be killed during his walk the day of his inauguration(s). I don't know... that was heartbreaking to know and spoke volumes.
  9. Pollock


    Same here! This show sucks, really really sucks, three episodes in and it's not getting any better, it's even comically bad at times but the music is really catchy.
  10. He was awesome. What's most impressive to me it's that he never loses track of her bullshit. I mean, I get lost at time, trying to remember what was the question that brought the pile of garbage coming out of her mouth and all the shifts of conversation to get back to her talking points and catch phrases but Seth never lost it and kept his facts straights and checked hers, reminded us of the (unanswered) questions. Damn, that was really a thing of beauty and he putted to shame every real politic interviewer out there. I have to say, I hate that woman, with all my heart and I truly hope that there's a special place in Hell for her (I'm an atheist but sometimes, it's comforting to me to hope that Hell exists and all those assholes will rot in it) but I got to give it to her, she's resilient and she did a remarkable job marketing this piece of shit to get him elected. She was given the worst material ever and turned it to gold(en showers). Truly remarkable. I hope one day, after she suffers of an horrible life comparable to the ones she just gave to America and the World, she writes a tell all, a real and candid one. I'll download it freely on the internet because I won't give her cent but I'm really curious to know how it was to be a smart woman inside that trainwreck of an entourage.
  11. http://www.mikerindersblog.org/fbi-wtf-are-you-thinking/ http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/08/talking-to-the-fbi-agent-who-cancelled-her-talk-at-scientologys-mecca/
  12. Pollock

    Killing Fields

    I was asking myself the same thing, I wikipedied and found that it's indeed difficult, even with a confession and there isn't a lot of case convicted with a missing body. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_conviction_without_a_body and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_murder_convictions_without_a_body#United_States Turns out, even with a confession, there could still be mistakes. In spite of advances in forensic technology, the possibility of the supposed victim turning up alive remains. In 2003, Leonard Fraser, having allegedly confessed to the murder of teenager Natasha Ryan, was on trial for this, and other murders, when she reappeared after having been missing for four years.[18] The possibility of a coerced confession or just a plein crazy suspect is a turn off for the court without a body?
  13. Pollock

    CE&P Forum Sunsetted

    Caramba, I'm gutted! I really can't watch or read everything about US politics (I have enough to do within my own country) so this forum was where I was seeking infos and critiques about said infos. I can't with comments on the NYT or WaPo because well... trolls! so it was a reliable way to take the pulse of your country in some ways and cutting through the noise. I really don't get either why this has to go, I didn't read anything really that bad but what do I know... Thanks for the time it lasted. I'm sad because if it was a good way to vent and commiserate after the election, it would have been a real help to keep track of all that will happen now that this presidency is getting real. I understand why this has to go if it's so much of a burden but... Could there be another solution? Like some posters who post here and who'd really want to get that part of PTV going and active could be a mods here? New mods I mean, dedicated to it? I would volunteer with great pleasure to alleviate the charge but I'm a different time zone meaning that if the shit hit the fan one day, I might very well be already asleep, also my level in english grammar causes I sometimes misinterpret posts (and bleeding eyes I suppose!) so yeah... could be a problem! I don't know... I have a hard time accepting that oasis will be gone, must be stages of grief talking : deny and bargain! (I feel like the asshole who was given an inch and ungratefully asks for the arm with it! Thank you but... that's not enough Santa, gimme more!)
  14. Pollock

    S01.E06: Auditing

    Not only that but it's near impossible to teach Scientology outside the main branch: all the material is copyrighted and its use restricted. They will sue your ass if you're doing that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Zone_(Scientology)
  15. Pollock

    S21.E01: Season 21 Premiere

    Damn, I really like Nick and for the first time ever, I'm watching for the right reasons.